July 23

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/23/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the July 23, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Hearing on Proposed Rate Increase for Refuse Service
  2. Hearing on Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District
  3. TEFRA Hearing on Redwood Landfill project
  4. Medicinal Cannabis Delivery-Only Retailer Applications
  5. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Provider Contracts
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Hearing on Proposed Rate Increase for Refuse Service

Preview

At no earlier than 10:30a.m., the Board will conduct a public hearing to consider a Mill Valley Refuse Service-requested rate increase of 3.64 percent for the unincorporated Southern Marin franchise service areas.  Factors contributing to the rate adjustment request include: (a) rising labor costs; (b) required replacement of two garbage trucks to meet California state emission standards; and (c) the addition of a new compost route to meet commercial food waste collection regulations prescribed in California Assembly Bill 1826 and Senate Bill 1383.  In addition, Mill Valley Refuse Service will transition customers from commingled recycling to dual-stream recycling, a transition that was previously approved. The areas affected by the proposed rate increase include unincorporated neighborhoods near Mill Valley and Tiburon known as Shoreline and Gibson, Paradise Cay, Paradise, and Mar East. There are approximately 800 residential and commercial customers in the franchise area.

Review

The Board conducted a public hearing and approved the 3.64% rate increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed rate increase.

Contact: Steve Devine, Program Manager, Department of Public Works.

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2. Hearing on Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District

Preview

The Board will conduct a public hearing regarding the continuation of the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District and consider a resolution to confirm the assessment for the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District (LLD).  On June 16, the Board adopted a resolution of intention to continue maintenance and operation of the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District on the east side of Novato. As required by the Streets and Highways Code, the Board must now conduct a public information meeting, allowing an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the district and the $949 annual assessment. The Engineer's Report for the LLD recommends no change in the current assessment of $949 per year (for fiscal year 2019-2020) for the 89 homes that fall within the LLD. 

Review

The Board conducted the public hearing and adopted a resolution confirming the diagram and assessment for the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks.

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3. TEFRA Hearing on Redwood Landfill project

Preview

The Board will conduct a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing about a request for up to $10 million of tax-exempt conduit obligations for the benefit of Waste Management, Inc., to finance improvements to existing, permitted solid waste landfill facilities at Redwood Landfill within Marin County.  Federal law requires a public hearing before the Board to any bond issuance by the California Enterprise Development Authority for projects under the County's jurisdiction. Staff recommends that the Board conduct the hearing and consider adopting a resolution approving the issuance of bonds.

Review

The Board conducted a public hearing and adopted a resolution approving the tax-exempt financing and issuance of revenue bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority ("CMFA"), for the benefit of Waste Management, Inc.

 
Need more info? See the the staff report about the request.

Contact:  Matthew Hymel, County Administrator.

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4. Medicinal Cannabis Delivery-Only Retailer Applications

Preview

At no earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will review the Medicinal Cannabis Delivery Only Retailer ("MCDORe") applications and decide how best to issue the four available MCDORe licenses. On November 14, 2017, the Board adopted Ordinance 3678 which established a regulatory framework to license up to four MCDORe's in the unincorporated areas of the county in order to meet the medical needs of, and expand options for, patients to access medicinal cannabis. Four applicants submitted their Site Review applications in May for the final phase of the selection process. Options for issuing MCDORe licenses include: (a) approving the issuance of four separate licenses; (b) approving the issuance of one license and authorize the Community Development Agency to conduct a lottery for an additional license; or (c) deny the issuance of any licenses.

Review

The Board approved the adoption of a resolution approving the issuance of one license for the 76 San Pablo Avenue site and adopting resolution authorizing staff to conduct a lottery to choose one of the three same-site applicants for the 7 Mt. Lassen Drive site.

Need more info? See the staff report or visit the Cannabis Programs webpage.

Contact: Inge Lundegaard, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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5. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Provider Contracts

Preview

The Board will consider authorizing the renewal of $1.8 million in agreements to allow Marin Health and Human Service's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to provide uninterrupted substance use recovery services and sober living environments to Marin residents through contracted provider services. Of the total, $774,148 will be applied to contracts with BHRS Recovery Coach/Care Manager providers and $1,045,452 will be applied to contracts with BHRS sober living environment providers. This item is part of the Board of Supervisors' Consent Calendar; the agreements under consideration were included in, and funded by, the FY2019-20 budget.

Review

The Board authorized the renewal of the BHRS Recovery Coach/Care Manager and BHRS Sober Living Environment agreements, as part of its Consent Calendar motion and approval.

Need more info? See Recovery Coach  and Sober Living Environment staff reports.

Contact: Hyacinth Hinojosa, Acting Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider the following vacancies:

  • Commission on Aging (1 vacancy)
  • Disaster Council (1 vacancy)
  • Personnel Commission (1 vacancy)
  • Regional Measure 3 Independent ("RM3") Oversight Committee (2 vacancies)
  • Women's Commission (1 vacancy)

Review

  • Jasmina Etemovic was appointed as Commission on Aging District 4 representative
  • Stephen Marcotte was appointed as Disaster Council District 4 representative
  • Maureen Hochler was appointed as Personnel Commission Alternate representative
  • Kevin Hagerty and William McNicholas were appointed to the Regional Measure 3 Independent ("RM3") Oversight Committee
  • Kati Miller was appointed Women's Commission District 1 representative.

Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.

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